Taxi and Private Hire licences

Taxi licensing fees

A list of current taxi licensing fees

Drivers

Subject to any Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) fee increase - to be passed on

  • Medical / Medical retest Paid direct
  • Sandwell approved Driving Test & Wheelchair Assessment Paid direct
  • PHD/HCD New Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £153
  • PHD/HCD Renewal Application (Annual) £104
  • PHD/HCD Renewal Application + DBS (every 3rd year) £148
  • PHD/HCD New 3 Year Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £352
  • PHD/HCD Renewal 3 Year Application (Does not include DBS fee) £303
  • DUAL New Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £204
  • DUAL New 3 Year Application (incl. DBS + DVLA check) £503
  • DUAL Renewal Application (Annual) £155
  • DUAL Renewal Application + DBS (every 3rd year) £199
  • DUAL Renewal 3 Year Application    (Does not include DBS fee) £454
  • DBS £44
  • DVLA trace £5
  • Badge Deposit £30
  • Badge replacement £4.50
  • £10 reduction in driver's licence fees for successful Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) / National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) drivers (certificate must be produced when submitting application)
  • Each knowledge test, after first test failed £30

Vehicles

Subject to any increase in Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) fee during the year - increase will be passed on

  • Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Brand new vehicle (Annual including Interim Safety Checks (ISC) x 1) £325
  • Private Hire/Hackney Carriage New under 5 years (Annual including ISC x 1) £381
  • Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Renewal under 5 years (Annual including ISC x1) £353
  • Private Hire/Hackney Carriage Renewal over 5 years (including full test x 1 +ISC x 2) £399
  • Private Hire/Hackney Carriage New/Renewal under 5 years:
    • 1st 6 months £218
    • 2nd 6 months (including ISC) £216
  • Private Hire/Hackney Carriage:
    • 1st 4 months over 5 years £160
    • 2nd 4 months over 5 years £157
    • 3rd 4 months over 5 years £157
  • Plate extension Application £20
  • Transfer a vehicle application (another owner) £50
  • Replacement vehicle application (to same expiry date) £104 (includes full test and set of plates - classed as new application.)
  • Administration fee for missed garage appointment £55 or £27.50 (without 24 hours notice) as per test missed
  • Full test or full retest fee (Refer to VOSA documentation) £55
  • Partial test fee (Refer to VOSA documentation) £27.50
  • ISC retest fee (payable if fails on 3 or more items) £27.50
  • Plate deposit £30
  • Replacement of large plate (including pins) £10
  • Replacement of small plate £6.50
  • Replacement bracket £13
  • Late insurance production £50
  • Change vehicle registration (cherished number plate) £30
  • Application for exemption from displaying roof sign and door stickers £30

Operators

  • Application (one year) £624
  • Renewal (one year) £520
  • Application (three years) £1650
  • Renewal (three years) £1450
  • Application (five years) £2500
  • Renewal (five years) £2250

Value Added Tax (VAT) is not chargeable in relation to any of the above services.

£30 non-refundable administration fee on each application.